Politicians comment on the government’s actions in connection with problems with coal supplies. According to Krzysztof Gawkowski, the head of the Lewica club, “the government’s policy on energy security has gone bankrupt.” According to Marcin Kierwiński from the KO club, “this is an attempt to roll the reality over”. – In my opinion, the Polish government will absolutely pass the exam and there will be no shortage of coal – said PiS MP Anna Kwiecień.
Last month, politicians from the government camp announced that the coal gap had been filled and that the prices of the raw material would soon start to fall. Today is the prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki already unequivocally admits that the upcoming heating season will not be easy. “There may not be enough coal,” he said on Monday.
Gawkowski: The government’s policy on energy security has gone bankrupt
Politicians commented on the situation related to Poland’s energy security and the government’s actions in this matter. Representatives of the Lewica club – Krzysztof Gawkowski and Tomasz Trela - appeared at the press conference.
– The government’s policy on energy security has gone bankrupt and today there is no goal in sight, because a simple allowance that is supposed to give a chance that someone will buy coal for three thousand zlotys of alms, because that is what the money should be called, it is not a systemic solution – said Gawkowski . In this way, he referred to the fact that the government wants to introduce a one-time carbon allowance in the amount of three thousand zlotys. The allowance will be granted to farms where the main source of heating is a coal stove.
– We expect an unambiguous declaration – when exactly there will be coal, when Poles will be able to buy it and whether Poles will have anything to burn in stoves – added Tomasz Trela.
Kierwiński: this is an attempt to roll over reality
Marcin Kierwiński, MP from the Civic Coalition, also spoke about the situation in an interview with TVN24. – The point is, a lie has short legs. Morawiecki, going out to journalists, telling us that everything is fine, that we are a power, that we have coal, we have oil, we have gas, is just plainly lying to Poles. This is an attempt to roll over reality to survive for a few more months and it always ends in the same way – at enormous costs for the Poles – he said.
April: the Polish government will absolutely pass the exam
The MP was also asked about the situation PIS Anna Kwiecień.
– I do not know if you remember how every day, actually for several years, in virtually every media, the opposition accused the European Union of Russian coal. Because we are in the European Union and issues related to customs policy, the internal market, this is an exclusive issue of the European Union. We explained it. In order for this coal not to affect the EU market, and Poland is such a market, an embargo must be introduced. And then, from the moment the war started, even more pressure was put on the Polish government not to let this coal flow to Poland, she explained to journalists.
She recalled that “everyone supported” the law on the embargo on Russian coal. – Today it is known that since these eight billion tons of coal have been withheld, today the Polish government is trying to fill this gap by importing coal from abroad, and it is happening – she continued.
– In my opinion, the Polish government will absolutely pass the exam and there will be no shortage of this coal – she assured.
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